At Scotts Plant & Haulage Ltd we are committed to keeping our environmental impact down to a minimum. We have a program in place to renew the older lorries in the meet to newer more effcient ones and endeavour to plan our routes to minimise journeys. We work hard to ensure we comply with our duty of care obligations and where possible we dispose of our soils in restoration projects rather than landfill sites. We have close alliances with recycling facilities too so that any materials that can be recycled are reused rather than disposed of and very often we can collect recycled materials on return load to minimise our impact on the environment. Pictures above and below are parts of a restored sand and gravel quarry that we worked with for nearly 15 years in the restoration project to return the land back to farm land and also providing a habitat for wildlife to thrive.
Environmental Commitment Policy
We are committed to preventing pollution and to complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other environmental requirements. We will regularly evaluate the environmental impact of our activities, products and services and we will take action to continually improve our environmental performance. We will define environmental objectives, targets and improvement actions that are related to this policy and to our significant environmental aspects. We will regularly evaluate progress. We are committed to providing relevant environmental training and promoting environmental awareness to employees and, where appropriate, to suppliers and to communicating our environmental performance. We will implement processes to prevent environmental non-conformities and to ensure that we are prepared to deal with potential environmental emergencies. It is our policy to:
- Minimise the use of energy, water and natural resources
- Minimise waste through prevention, re-use and recycling where possible
- Dispose of waste safely and legally
- Avoid the use of hazardous materials, where practical
- Work with environmentally responsible suppliers
- Prevent environmental damage and minimise nuisance factors such as noise and air pollution.
We will implement processes to prevent environmental non-conformities and to ensure that we are prepared to deal with potential environmental emergencies. As part of our commitment to environmental quality Scotts Plant & Haulage have successfully been awarded with ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management.